Check the progress page for construction pictures taken during the year.

Senior Design Night is here and everything works perfectly!!!

Applied a touch-up coat of paint to hovercraft after spending a few hours driving around Commons Lawn and the Seminary Pond.

Refined throttle control, sanded and fiberglassed lift duct inlet, Final Report writing.



Calvin College
Calvin Engineering
Senior Design Projects


Listed below are some resources we have found helpful.

Universal Hovercraft

Bruce Einarson's Hovercraft

Discover Hover

Briggs and Stratton

Lowe's Home Improvement

Home Depot


Phil Jasperse - For aiding and advising us in almost every part of our construction process.
Charlie Huizinga - For providing us with a free 6.0 horsepower lawnmower and enough XPS foam to fully construct the hull.
Pat (construction company) - For donating all the scrap XPS foam we could ever need.
Trevor (West Marine Stores) - For providing us with discounted prices on epoxy.
Professor Steve Platt - For lending us materials to construct a hot-wire cutter.
Professor Rich DeJong - For assisting us in dampening engine vibrations.
Professor Ned Nielsen - For obtaining additional funding for the project.
Professor Matt Heun - For aiding us in our propeller and fan analyses.
Greg Bock - For his advice.
David Brace - For the use of his truck in transporting materials.
Hope Shaffer - For her painting expertise.
Itamar Livnat - For his monetary contribution.
Mitch Kenyon - For being the only one who brought a camera when we tested the hovercraft on the Seminary Pond.